Rui and Joel invite you to explore some of the feedback we have been receiving from our listeners and members.

This is the kind of support that keep us growing Practice Portuguese! What do you think of our work so far? 

Note: Positive listener reviews and ratings from each country are vital to growing our community, and allows us to continue growing this project. If you happen to have any constructive criticism or suggestions for improvement, please email us instead of leaving a negative review, so we have a chance to respond to your concerns. 

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148 Ratings in 19 Countries

Updated: 08.04.2018



I’m hooked

Name: Jackie

I am so happy I found this site! You guys are brilliant!!! I’m hooked and I can’t wait to strengthen my skills!!!

The Essential European Portuguese Podcast

Name: $Number1Money$

I have been tuning in since 2016. Their website along with their podcast inspired me to spend the summer in Lisbon back in 2017. I was able to have enough confidence to travel around and speak Portuguese and make friends. Learning with Rui and Joel will definitely take your listening comprehension and pronunciation to the next level. If you have the chance I would also recommended subscribing to their website. They have some grammar practices that will really help.

Day to day conversations

Name: Georges

I really like the way you are presenting these shorties. Day to day conversations in common situations. Learning a foreign language starts with understanding what people talk about in various situations. These shorties offer a great help Here, in Alentejo, people speak very fast and it is very difficult to understand them but with daily practice it will improve….

Cool features

Name: Lukasz

Im really shocked about the website, everything is well designed, it is working well and You have so many cool features. Im a programmer and Im in love with that website! Congrats, You did astonishing job!

I feel more understood by this site

Name: Gabie

Very many thanks for your help. I love the personal touches and the obvious engagement with the content. This is definitely your USP where other sites seem very impersonal and machine-created by tech guys. For me as an English speaker, seeing how proficient a fellow English speaker can become is incredibly inspiring but having a native speaker as well is really the perfect combination. As a learner I already feel more ‘understood’ by this site than other sites!

Clear explanations

Name: Karen

Your explanations are clear and easy to understand. Thank you for supporting us to figure out the intricacies of the language. So helpful!

Folding in common expressions

Name: Jay

I love how you fold in common expressions that are so useful but would be so difficult to know as newcomer to the language. Yet at the same time the dialogue is so easy to follow. You have really thought carefully about how you present your material!

The difference is striking

Name: Rolf


My Portuguese has grown exponentially

Name: Lewis

I cannot say it enough. Because of PP my Portuguese has grown exponentially. I only regret not doing it 2 years ago when I moved to Portugal.

Easy and fun

Name: Lorena

Thanks to all of you for making it so easy and fun to learn Portuguese grammar 🙂

Um dia sem PP é um dia perdido!

Name: Jean-Marie

Um dia sem PP é um dia perdido! Exagero um pouco, mas PP é uma ajuda enorme ! Então, continuo a ouvir, claro!

Vital resource

Name: Kameron

This was a very positive experience and proved to be a vital resource for my trip to Portugal. I think that you guys have one of the best approaches to teaching language that I’ve found anywhere, so keep it up!

Fun to learn and to practice!

Name: Karen

I’m so impressed with your site. You are making it fun to learn and to practice! Delighted to see a fellow Canadian contributing to language learning like this!

Brilliant app

Name: Joan

I started using your app for the shorties. We are now in Portugal, and I must say, most people are talking similarly to your app conversations. Thanks for your brilliant app.

Natural sounding dialog

Name: John

A natural sounding dialog like this is not an easy thing to achieve at the elementary level. It flows logically. The rapid back and forth provides a nice rhythm. It has built-in repetition… It helps learners get a natural feel for certain details without the need for overt memorization. It highlights a useful phrase by making it the punch line of a humorous situation… And it is well acted and nicely recorded: all of which enhances memory and promotes acquisition. I hope you don’t mind these comments from a retired ESL teacher. Many thanks to everyone involved in producing your lessons!

Shorties are so helpful

Name: Vicky

These new shorties are so helpful for us beginners and encourage me to do more as I can understand them.

Increased my confidence

Name: Carolyne

I’m hoping to move to Portugal as soon as my Visa application is approved. Your tips and tricks have really increased my confidence. Thank you so much.

Useful for speaking in the real world

Name: Don

The conversations are the most useful activities for speaking in the real world.

Fun and easy

Name: Anna

You guys have such a fun and easy way to teach. I am so happy that I found your channel obrigada.


Name: Chod

You both and your team are impressive men and women. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. You continue to inspire us!

Love the flash cards

Name: Georges

First of all, thank you for your newsletter and the many exciting ideas you put into practice on your site. I love the flash cards above all, they are easy to use and really help to review and remember the vocabulary!

SO HAPPY with the new flash cards

Name: Yashoda

I am SO HAPPY with the new flash cards. Thank you so much for adding those! When I found I could remove the words I had mastered, I was even happier! 😁 Great work! I am so very happy with Practice Portuguese. I live in Portugal and I am determined to learn to speak the language! It has taken me a long time to learn but better slow than not learning at all. Thank you for making it easier. My 62 year old brain is definitely taking its time to remember so flash cards is a must! 😌 Muito obrigada!

I LOVE Smart Review

Name: John

1. I LOVE Smart Review – I had started making old-fashioned flashcards, but your electronic version is more nimble and practical. 2. I love the background images in the lessons – they snuck up on me in a very pleasant way.

Constantly improving

Name: Jamuna

I just want to say thank you for the great work you have done with the site, for constantly improving and bringing us new ways to learn. Great job guys!

It’s really helping me remember

Name: Liz

Love this new tool. It forces me to think in Português when forming the sentence. I have spent a few days now doing the review and it’s really helping me remember. So Thank you.

Excelente funcionalidade

Name: Rui

Quero dar os parabéns ao Rui e ao Joel pela excelente funcionalidade do site e pelo modo prático como estão a permitir aprender o português. Bem gradual, bem apelativo. Muito bom. Parabéns

Can’t wait to learn more

Name: Theresa

I started listening to your podcasts last year…I loved your personalities and your interaction together. Finally decided to get structured with my learning and signed up, really impressed with the content and structure of your course, so far. Fabulous work. Cant wait to learn more.

I love your new flashcards

Name: Kerry

I am loving all aspects of your website. I have been a member for 8 or 9 months, and have really started to treasure spending time here each day, as I prepare for my move to Portugal in 2 years. I love your new flashcards, and all the shorties, as well and the way all of the lessons build. Thanks for all of your hard work!


Name: Jude

Olá ! I spent 5 months in between Lisboa and Madeira ( soooo beautiful ). Unfortunately…I was studying on DUOLINGO without knowing that it was a BRAZILIAN Portuguese…;( Then i wanted to learn more like during my walk so I discovered you guys on IPOD on my cell ! Eureka ! Was so happy to hear you teaching in a very nice way correcting people that send their phrases etc. Then i check on the net to discover you two on video classes. Amazing ! Love it all. Getting familiar with the site. Already listened to a few and will continue because it will enhance my ability to learn more. Thank you so much ! You are doing an amazing job !

Never an issue left unaddressed

Name: Jana

I wanted to say that the support at PP has been exceptional. There’s never an issue left unaddressed. Congratulations for having such wonderful customer service. I’ve been singing your praises everywhere. Customer service is a big deal for me as a business coach, and it’s refreshing to see someone do it right.

Bite sized language listening!

Name: Ava

I’m just starting B1 level lessons, love your podcast for bite sized language listening!! Even if I don’t understand it all just yet haha 🙂 thank you!! I’m learning because I’m moving to Portugal in 2 months to live with my Portuguese partner!

So much better for my needs

Name: Edan

Thank you so much for creating this website! I am so impressed by the quality of the content, and it is so much better for my needs than Babbel and Duolingo. Kudos on what is a phenomenal service!

With you I am confident

Name: Brigitte

Wow I like practicing Portuguese with you, it’s a difficult language, but with you, I am confident one day I will get there. Thank you guys

Estou tão feliz

Name: Anne

Eu realmente aprecio a maneira como você ensina-nos a falar português. Torna-se tão fácil aprender os sons diferentes e no fluxo da linguagem – de ouvir os outros e obter conselhos sobre o que pode ser melhorado. Estou tão feliz por ter encontrado o Practice Portuguese. Desejo a todos tudo de bom. Obrigada.

This is really helping me to progress

Name: Thierry

Thank you for Practice Portuguese, which has been growing so well since I joined 5 years ago. This is really helping me to progress and is contributing to mature my project to relocate to Portugal in a not distant future!

Your program fills in the gaps

Name: Daryl

I’ve been using the Portuguese courses in Memrise…However your program seems to fill in a lot of the gaps that they seem to miss. I especially like the rigorous, detailed course design including the speaking lessons (Telling me what the machine is hearing when I’m wrong is a great touch.)

With your method I finally started to improve

Name: Aysegul

I wanted to congratulate you for your website. I am very good with languages, I learned Italian myself without a language school but I was having huge difficulties with Portuguese even though it’s a Latin language. With your method I finally started to improve and it’s much less painful!

The best integrated solution I’ve found to learning this language

Name: Lisa

The site and coursework is very well designed. It includes vocabulary, lessons, listening, repetition, and pronunciation which is the best integrated solution I’ve found to learning this language. And the explanations are really helpful…the language is complex and good to know how to navigate it better.

Well paced, organized, and fun!

Name: Justin

Just started using this site, after my husband has been using for a few months, and we LOVE IT! It is well paced, organized, and fun! Thank you and keep up the great work!

Simple and practical

Name: Yashoda

I have finally found a great site for learning European Portuguese. The lay out is great and I know if I had found you earlier, I would be speaking Portuguese by now. The lessons are very simple and practical. I love all the different voices saying the same words. A great product!!

Sad we didn’t stumble across you earlier

Name: Hayley

I just wanted to say how great I think your learning studio is – my husband and I have been trying to find good European Portuguese resources for ages and I’m sad we didn’t stumble across you earlier!

So excited to continue learning

Name: Devin

I just wanted to take a quick minute to say how thankful I am of you guys for creating and operating this site as an amazing resource to learn Portuguese. I have been struggling trying to find the proper resources for learning European Portuguese, as the majority is Brazilian Portuguese. I hope to be able to hold a conversation in Portuguese with my grandparents soon thanks to you guys. I’m so excited to continue learning from here. Blessings to you both!

Something I look forward to

Name: Charlotte

The website is brilliant – it is such a great way to learn and it’s really fun. It’s something I look forward to doing almost like a nice treat in amongst the tasks of the day!

Love the whole programme!

Name: Katarina

Love the whole programme! I am a language teacher myself and I just love the way you guys have built up the concept!

Useful and interactive

Name: Irfan

I have just begun learning Portuguese and I find your teaching tips to be very useful and interactive. Thank you